COUNTRY MANAGING DIRECTOR | INDUSTRIAL | PRIVATE EQUITY
Executive Search | Finding the successor of the founder of a Dutch business for the Swedish Group CEO
Through a referral we partnered with the Swedish Group CEO of a company that designs and manufactures ready-made lift solutions. This Swedish company acquired years ago the Dutch company and we were asked to find the successor of the founder of that Dutch business. This founder played a significant leadership role in the group and the Dutch business contributed significantly to the total group result. This was a business-critical role for this company and the CEO was worried that the Dutch business would collapse if we couldn’t find the right successor. Within 6 weeks we presented the short list with 3 highly qualified candidates. We placed an outstanding Country Managing Director. A highly motivated and well-presented candidate with business acumen and excellent communication and interpersonal skills gained at one the largest private companies in the Netherlands was selected for the position.
Richard A. Vincent is Organizational Psychologist and Managing Partner & Founder of RIVIONT. He is a trusted advisor to international boards of Fortune 500, mid-cap and medium-sized family businesses as private equity backed businesses. Richard is an expert in Executive Search, Leadership Team Performance and Organizational Culture. He has built professional services businesses in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore and has been a holder of Pan-European and Asia-Pacific senior leadership positions across 27 countries and 70 offices in the EMEA & APAC region with private and public listed firms such as Robert Half and Korn Ferry. Richard earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Amsterdam (1995). He is a Certified trainer/coach of psychometric, behavioral and culture assessment tools and certified NLP practitioner.